The 2008 Ceramic Workshop Handbook is now available as a free download!
|Since we are heading toward the height of “ceramics workshop season” I thought I would call attention today to the latest free resource from Ceramic Arts Daily. The brand-spanking-new 2008 Ceramic Workshop Handbook is now available as . Below, I have excerpted a couple of quick tidbits from the handbook to give you a sneak peak at what’s inside. Even if you are not attending a workshop this summer, this handbook is full of great information that can be used right in your home studio. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.|
|The Workshop Handbook is full of handy clay tools you can make and valuable technical references on forming, surface decoration, firing and materials. It also has a comprehensive directory of manufacturers and suppliers that provide ceramic equipment, raw materials, pottery tools and ceramic supplies. Whether you’re a professional or amateur, student or teacher, the 2008 Ceramic Workshop Handbook is as useful a pottery tool as a potter’s wheel or a kiln.
|Sample Clay Studio Tool Tips from the 2008 Ceramic Workshop Handbook:
For making a sponge-on-a-stick, I use one of those 3-inch-diameter round yellow sponges. I cut off about 1 inch on opposite edges and glue an old paint brush into the center of the remaining sponge using Superglue. This gives the sponge long, sharp edges that reach all the way into the corner of a pot. The two pieces that are cut away are excellent for fettling excess glaze from the bottoms of pots and smoothing rims. Since they are triangular at their ends, they can easily get into tight corners.
Mini Glaze Tongs
When space is limited, a pair of staple removers make great miniature glaze-dipping tongs. They fit inside the palms of your hands, so they can be more easily maneuvered in a glaze bucket than regular-sized dipping tongs. Don’t forget to round off the sharp teeth with a file so they won’t scratch your bisqueware. See photo below!.
|What Else is Inside:
Colorant Chart by Robin Hopper
Using Cones by Tim Frederich
Primary Functions of Raw Materials
Geographic Company Directory
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